medical care at a lower price
Over 400 hundred delegates from the Americas and Europe converged on Miami for The Healthcare Globalisation Summit to consider the opportunities in the field of medical tourism. Medical tourism enables people to receive mostly high quality treatment for medical care at a price lower than they would receive in their own country. Once the preserve of largely cosmetic treatment to make the rich and glamorous even more ‘beautiful’, the industry has now progressed to more serious treatment.
Exhibitors at the Doubletree Mart venue included Acibadem and Anadolu Medical Center from Turkey, Clinica Del Occidente in Colombia, Monterrey Healthcare City and a large gathering from Costa Rica which will be hosting the first Latin America Global Medicine & Wellbeing Congress in April 2010.
Josef Woodman new book ‘Patients Beyond Borders’ with its focus on new opportunities in Turkey formed a focal point for much of the discussion. The conference was organised by Skip Brickley’s Medicatree International and contributors included GKEN’s CEO Jon Comola and i-genius founder, Tommy Hutchinson.